A Million Little Things

A Million Little ThingsA Million Little Things (Mischief Bay #3) by Susan Mallery
Published by Mira Books on February 28th 2017
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0778326934
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three-half-stars

Zoe Salvidar recently broke up with her boyfriend of five years. She works from home but feels that something is missing. After locking herself and her cat in her attic, she decides that it is time to stop being so alone and get out in the real world and be around people.

Jen, is Zoe’s best friend. She is a stay at home Mother, who worries about everything but mainly about her toddler son not talking yet. He has met all of milestones, but still does not speak. Everyone in Jen’s life tells her that Jack (her son) will speak when he is ready but she is convinced that there is something wrong with her child. Jen also worries about her husband, who is a police officer in Los Angeles. She becomes defensive easily when her constant anxiety is pointed out to her.

Pam is Jen’s Mother and also Zoe’s friend. Zoe joins Pam for Pilates and Pam decides that Zoe may be the perfect match for her son Steven. Pam is a widower whose husband died. They had been married for over 30 years and Pam has given Jen and her husband her home and has moved into a condo by the Ocean with her brightly dressed dog.

Through her friendship with Zoe, Pam meets Miguel, who just happens to be Zoe’s father. There is a spark and Pam feels some quilt and unease about being interested in another man. Her son, Steven is concerned about his Mother dating because dating has changed since she was a teenager.

Whew! There is a lot going on in this book. A lot of characters but none of it got confusing. This is a romance novel and love is in the air! But there are also other themes touched on in this book as well such as loss, second chances,coping with anxiety, responsibility, trust, love, accepting what you cannot control, friendship, and love. There is a twist in this book which causes some conflict for all of the characters to deal with. Their reactions are human and feel real. This proved to be a quick enjoyable read.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

three-half-stars

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